TO CHECK OR NOT TO CHECK, THAT IS THE QUESTION!
As COVID-19-related restrictions lift and demand for travel returns, airport goers are left wondering yet again if checking a bag is worth it. On top of the hefty costs, travellers are also grappling with the growing concern that their luggage may never even reach their final destination.
Air Canada changed its policy on sun destinations, removing the option of a complimentary checked bag from all cross-border flights in North and Central America. Prices for a second bag rose to $100 from $50 on select flights to all other international destinations including Europe and Asia.
Use Air Canada's checked baggage calculator to determine your free checked baggage allowance, and any additional fees should you exceed it.
WestJet also changed its checked luggage policy this summer. Now, travellers are encouraged to pre-pay for their first and second checked bags as the airline introduced an increased fee of $10 per bag for passengers who pay for a checked bag less than 24-hours before their flight departs.
You will be able to prepay for up to two pieces of checked baggage on WestJet operated flights at any time up to 24 hours before your flight. Ask your Uniglobe Travel Advisor for assistance.
WestJet luggage policy
Make sure you check your appropriate airline baggage policies before you pack and head to the airport, each airline has their own policy. Beyond comparing flights between airlines, consider if the basic fare option is best for you. If you are planning to check in one or more bags, a more flexible, premium option may be of better value. Your Uniglobe Travel Advisor can make sure you have the best fare suited to your needs. Contact us today to book.